The Fatal Shore - New Edition
In 1787, the twenty-eighth year of the reign of King George III, the British Government sent a fleet to colonise Australia...
An epic description of the brutal transportation of men, women and children out of Georgian Britain into a horrific penal system which was to be the precursor to the Gulag and was the origin of Australia, The Fatal Shore is the prize-winning, scholarly, brilliantly entertaining narrative that has given Australia its true history.
'An extraordinarily vivid yet authentic account of the birthpangs of a nation. A work of real distinction' - Philip Ziegler
'With its mood and stature... The Fatal Shore is well on its way to becoming the standard opus of the convict years' - Sydney Sunday Telegraph
Published January 2003
197mm x 130mm